Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea.
Territory of Papua, a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea Former name (1888–1906) British New Guinea
the W part of the island of New Guinea: formerly under Dutch rule, becoming a province of Indonesia in 1963. Capital: Jayapura. Pop: 2 220 934 (2000). Area: 416 990 sq km (161 000 sq miles) Former names (until 1962) Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands New Guinea Former Indonesian names (1962-1973) Irian Barat, (1973-2001) Irian Jaya Former English name (translation of Irian Barat) West Irian
Gulf of Papua, an inlet of the Coral Sea in the SE coast of New Guinea